Category Archives: Gardening

Imogen’s 2nd Birthday Party

Immy turned two in June. We had a small party with family and friends at Francis and Marie’s home in Texas. We would like to thank Francis and Marie for hosting the party, Sweet Luxe Desserts for the fabulous and delicious cake, handmade tiara by Lola Eva, and catering by Whole Foods Market. The photo […]


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Immy’s First Birthday

We celebrated Immy’s First Birthday today at Kruger’s Farm in Sauvie Island. Everybody had a great time! Check out the entire photo gallery here.


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Blueberry Season

It has been a very busy summer for us so we missed our annual wild blackberry picking outing at Oak Island. If you’ve never tried the blackberries from there, you are missing out. They are the best blackberries I’ve ever had! We would typically take home about 10-15 pounds plus whatever we ate along the […]


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Dairy-Free Blueberry Shortbread Bars

I have been doing the dairy-free diet for a few weeks now so I am starting to miss buttery sweets. While searching for a good shortbread recipe, I found this one. It was adapted from the book Butter Sugar Flour Eggs: Whimsical Irresistible Desserts. The original recipe was called Lydia’s Austrian Raspberry Shortbread. The first […]


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June 2012

Here are some of our adventures in June and what we ate 🙂 A good harvest of Hood strawberries from our garden Pine State fried club and hash browns from Pine State Biscuits Shrimp and grits from Pine State Biscuits Picnic lunch with sandwiches of prosciutto, brie, caramelized onions, and apples. Greek yogurt for dessert […]


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May 2012 Part 1

I can’t believe it is now July and I have not posted anything in May and June! Here are some pictures from May… Our urban farm in progress The Bruce Lee from Prickly Ash Seasonal Sandwich from The Big Egg Falafel from Wolf & Bear’s I got a haircut at West Slope Salon A new […]


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This Weekend

Hello spring sunshine! I made assorted cupcakes to celebrate the arrival of our friends Curtis and Jennifer’s little Blake. The flavors were cocoa almond (Trader Joe’s answer to Nutella), tiramisu, and strawberry jam. Our seed farm is looking good! Brunch last Sunday at Kenny and Zuke’s. Salmon hash with poached eggs. Mulder at a recent […]


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Garden Project Update July 2011

Better late than never. Summer arrived late this season but our garden is finally in full swing. Yummy raspberries. We have four different kinds. Blueberries are next. Peppers are slow but with warmer weather, they should be blooming soon. Pumpkins are getting ready for a fall harvest. Sweet peas. We made a tasty Thai Red […]


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PSU Farmers Market

Yesterday we spent the day in Portland with a friend, Chad. Starting from the PSU farmers market, we made several culinary stops and ended the day at my favorite place Alotto Gelato. It rained most of the day but like true Portlanders, we did not let that stop us. Here are some highlights: The market […]


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Garden Update – June 2011

Although the weather has been unpredictable the last few weeks, some of our plants are looking good. We started most from seed sometime in April. Here are a few of them: The two different kinds of mint are going crazy. These are some giant onions. The peppers are finally starting to grow taller. The sugar […]


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